Venkatesh Iyer: all Rounder In All Field, Biography

Venkatesh Iyer has been added to the Indian cricket team’s list of all-rounders but before IPL 2021 most of the cricket even never heard his name. He was added to India’s T20I squad for the home series against New Zealand. Iyer played all three matches against New Zealand performed decently considering his batting position.

Venkatesh, a Madhya Pradesh cricketer, had a spectacular second phase of the IPL 2021.

Full Name Venkatesh Iyer
Father’s Name  Rajasekharan Iyer
Mother Name Name Not Known
Date of Birth 25 December 1994
Age (2021)27
Birth Place Indore, Madhya Pradesh
School  St. Paul Higher Secondary School, Indore
College  Institute Of Management Studies, DAVV University, Indore
Religion Hindu
Caste Tamil Iyengar Brahmin
Profession Cricketer (All-rounder)
Game Type  Left-hand bat and Right-arm medium-fast
Home Team Madhya Pradesh
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For Kolkata Knight Riders, he scored quickly in the opener and also took wickets while bowling medium pace. This was the reason why the selectors put their trust in him and chose him over Hardik Pandya.

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Venkatesh, 26, also performed admirably in various domestic cricket tournaments prior to the IPL. Although Iyer is not only an all-rounder in cricket, he is also a well-educated student.

In terms of education, he holds an MBA in Finance and has passed the CA inter-test (Chartered Accountant). Iyer was offered a job by the multinational company Deloitte after earning an MBA in finance, but he continued to play cricket after encouragement from his parents.

The number of fast bowling all-rounders in Indian cricket has been low, and with Hardik Pandya’s injury, there is a void in the team. This is why the Indian selectors are now looking for Hardik’s replacements, and for the time being, they have placed their trust in Venkatesh.

Venkatesh understands this and says that if you want to keep your place in the game, you must focus on both bowling and batting. Venkatesh understands how important workload management will be for him in the future.

Venkatesh told PTI after his selection, ‘So far, my workload management has been good.’ Because I am an all-rounder, I must pay equal attention to both aspects of the game. This is what I’ve been doing since competing in age-group tournaments at the state level. It hasn’t been a major issue for me up to this point.

Iyer wishes to demonstrate his abilities in a variety of formats. “I’ve always worked hard on my red ball game, and it’s been my goal not to be limited to just one skill,” he explained.

Venkatesh Iyer Domestic Career

In March 2015, he made his Twenty20 debut against the Railways cricket team at the Holkar Stadium. In December 2015, he made his List A debut against the Saurashtra cricket team at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. On December 6, 2018, he made his first-class debut for Madhya Pradesh in the 2018-2019 Ranji Trophy.

Iyer, who bats at the top of the order and bowls at a medium pace for Madhya Pradesh on the domestic circuit, began his career like most Indian children do: for fun. “To be honest,” he laughs, “I started playing because my mom would often tell me to get out and burn energy instead of staying inside with books.” And then life happened, and academics took over. Cricket wouldn’t make an appearance until he was about 19 years old.

Left Job

Iyer was offered a job with the “Big Four” accounting firm Deloitte at its India headquarters in Bengaluru in 2018. But Venkatesh Iyer rejected the lucrative offer that any middle-class boy would dream for. Thankfully he did not have to regret it eventually, as he soon made his Ranji Trophy debut for Madhya Pradesh in December of the same year.

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